ShaqIsDope - Level Up (Prod.By Cmplx)

ShaqIsDope - Level Up (Prod.By Cmplx)
May 25th, 2020
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Toronto's ShaqIsDope shows off his dexterity on his new CMPLX produced single "Level Up." You might know CMPLX's production from his work with Roy Woods and Drake. He brings the chilling creep of strings to drive the beat and outline Shaq's syncopated delivery. Shaq flexes his skills from top to bottom on this track, changing up his pace and flow from verse to verse. The control of his delivery makes this track special, sounding as if Shaq is waving a blade back and forth in your face. You never know when he's going to cut. Hint: it's on the hook. Though this is a braggadocios track through and through, Shaq's most impressive boasts come in the way of his determination, not his paper stacks.

Lyrics

Ay
Hit away, I put it down, hoe
I'm sippin' drink, got my mind thrown
Still faded of the liquor, I'ma be that nigga
Yeah I bet you not know
From that motherfuckin' ghetto nigga
It's wife beaters and them brown stones
When we tryin' to make them numbers run
But all we ever see if five-o
No sleep, got my eyes low
Could you please pray for my soul?
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout the ones hating and I been wanting 'em to die slow
Lord forgive me, evil all up in it
Tryin' to get rich, it's like you never hear me
Praise up on the day, look, one day if you hate me
You supposed to love me, think you're trying to play me
Things are fighting in my mind
I had to put my life up on the line
Yeah, they were saying "Go to college"
No, I said, "Fuck it, I'ma grind!"
Wasn't built for exams, dawg
'Cause I ain't reading between no damn lines
Tryin' to make fifty grand, ya'll
And throw that money all up to the sky, yah

Stackin' the paper, that make 'em hate ya
When you know you're trying to level up
Stuntin', it's major
Do me a favour, please, go a throw your bezels up
Grindin' hard, I know they scared of us
Ya'll weak when compared to us
And we comin' from the bottom, time to get it poppin'
We just tryin' to level up
Level up, level up
All my niggas tryin' to level up
Listen, they can never stop us, we're the only option and I know they scared of us
Level up, level up
All my niggas tryin' to level up
And we comin' from the bottom, time to get it poppin'
They can not compare to us

Yeah, niggas keep talking 'bout
"Level this", "Level that", shit
It's time to level up and get that bag, you feel me?
Young niggas, come from the dirt, stains on my shirt
Fuck it

Blood and sweat up on my chains
'Member walking in the rain
Looking at my life, each and every night, wonder when this shit could change
Throw my heart up on the stage
Look at the new  in the game
Ya'll supporting garbage, I'm ashamed
To be on the same list as those names
Every time I drop, flames
 songs sound the same
Maybe, rappers, that's your thing
Quit and stay up in your lane
They hatin' on me, well I had to try
The Dope man never miss a shot
Turn this up, make the system die
This motivation for like every block

Stackin' the paper, that make 'em hate ya
When you know you're trying to level up
Stuntin', it's major
Do me a favour, please, go a throw your bezels up
Grindin' hard, I know they scared of us
Ya'll weak when compared to us
And we comin' from the bottom, time to get it poppin'
We just tryin' to level up
Level up, level up
All my niggas tryin' to level up
Listen, they can never stop us, we're the only option and I know they scared of us
Level up, level up
All my niggas tryin' to level up
And we comin' from the bottom, time to get it poppin'
They can not compare to us